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A Motown Christmas

Signature Theatre
Dec. 17 – 21
The holidays get a smooth new groove when delivered motown style in a fun, upbeat and soulful yuletide treat.

Gloria! A Baroque Italian Christmas

Saint Mark's Episcopal Church
Dec. 15 – 18
Folger Consort journeys to Venice for the holiday's with Vivaldi's beloved Gloria in D, RV589.

Maz Jobrani

The Kennedy Center
Fri. Jan 31, 2020
Iranian American comedian and actor Maz Jobrani returns to the Kennedy Center.

Washington Performing Arts: Kian Soltani

The Kennedy Center
Wed. Jan 22, 2020
He joins acclaimed pianist Julio Elizalde for a program that ranges from Beethoven’s spirited fifth cello sonata to Arvo Pärt’s mesmerizing Fratres.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Strathmore
Dec. 17 – 19
Join Maria-Clara and the Nutcracker Prince as they set off for a magical adventure…in modern day New York City.

A Jazz New Year's Eve: Branford Marsalis

The Kennedy Center
Tue. Dec 31
Ring in 2020 in style when our always popular A Jazz New Year’s Eve returns to the Terrace Theater.

Step Afrika! Step Xplosion

Strathmore
Sun. Jan 12, 2020
Tracing step’s roots to the African American percussive traditions of patting juba, hambone, ring shout, and tap.

Come From Away

The Kennedy Center
Dec. 15, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020
Takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them.

Manual Cinema: No Blue Memories, The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks

Strathmore
Fri. Jan 24, 2020
Manual Cinema tells her story through shadow puppetry, silhouetted actors, and live music.

NSO Pops: Game ON!

The Kennedy Center
Wed. Jan 8, 2020
Mesmerizing celebration of symphonic video game music in its world premiere.

Becoming Jane

National Geographic
Thru Jun. 1, 2020
Explore Dr. Goodall’s early years through iconic images and a multiscreen experience and venture on a 3D exploration of Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park where she did her famous behavioral research on chimps.

A Chorus Line

Signature Theatre
Dec. 15, 2019 – Jan. 4, 2020
This non-stop showcase with one of the largest casts in Signature history is the one singular sensation for the holiday season.

Spotlights

A Christmas Carol

Ford's Theatre
Dec. 15, 2019 – Jan. 1, 2020

Washington Performing Arts: Melissa Aldana

Sixth & I
Sat. Feb 15, 2020

Judy Chicago—The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinction

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Jan. 20, 2020

National Philharmonic: Handel's Messiah

Strathmore
Dec. 21 – 22

Washington Performing Arts: MLK Tribute Concert

The Kennedy Center
Sun. Jan 26, 2020

The Second City's Love, Factually

The Kennedy Center
Dec. 15 – 29

A Christmas Carol

Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab
Dec. 15 – 29

Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote

National Archives
Thru Jan. 3, 2021

Washington Performing Arts: Anne-Sophie Mutter

The Kennedy Center
Sat. Feb 1, 2020
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